June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

My last African sunrise. The morning started off cloudy and the sun was fighting to show itself again, but made a nice early morning sky. This is my last few hours in the park and I am taking a very slow drive to Skukuza, where I will have a late breakfast or an early lunch… Continue reading June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

June 4 – Skukuza

Bright and early this morning I was on my way to Lake Panic. I wasn’t sure exactly where it was, but the lady in the shop said to turn right at the stop – so I did. I noticed only a couple of other cars turned right, so I was hopeful that they were also… Continue reading June 4 – Skukuza

May 14 – Lower Sabie

First thing this morning I drove to Sunset Dam, where the sightings were African Spoonbill, Hippos, the moon, a pair of Pied Kingfishers, who landed on the bush right beside my car, an Egyptian Goose family, the start of the sunrise,and an African Fish Eagle, just as I was leaving.  It is still not light… Continue reading May 14 – Lower Sabie

May 12 – Crocodile Bridge

Today was bush walk day and I was up and ready to go nice and early. I managed a picture of the beautiful moon and tried for whatever planet was in view, but without my tripod, that was a failure. There were 7 of us plus Oscar and Jaco (our guides). One couple from Australia,… Continue reading May 12 – Crocodile Bridge

May 9 – Pretoriuskop

Our morning drive got out a bit late this morning due to the fact that several of the people going were not prepared – either did not complete the forms or did not have their forms and then many were unable to stop talking long enough for our Ranger, Pet to explain the rules. We… Continue reading May 9 – Pretoriuskop

Day 6 – Port Coquitlam to Fanny Bay

This morning I had a reservation for the ferry to Vancouver Island set for 10:50 am.  I started to figure out that would mean I should be there at 9:50 am and since it would take at least an hour to get to the ferry, I would have to leave at 8:30 or so.  That… Continue reading Day 6 – Port Coquitlam to Fanny Bay

I Went Birding

Birds are fascinating.  I look at them and try to take pictures of them all the time – but ask me what I saw, I am am often not quite sure.  I usually know what type of bird it was, but trying to narrow down to the particular bird is very hard to do. I… Continue reading I Went Birding